This collection has a scientific flavour... 1. "Top 10 Amazing Physics Videos" <http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/top-10-amazing.html> 2. "The Solar Furnace" <http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/10/solar-furnace.html> "A piece of steel being melted by the Sun - and episode from James May's 'Big Ideas'" 3. "25 Truly Stunning HDR Pictures" <http://www.digitalpicturezone.com/digital-pictures/25-hdr-pictures/> "Applied carefully, High Dynamic Range-technique (HDR) can create incredibly stunning pictures which blur our sense of the difference between reality and illusion." 4. "The Psychiatric Infrastructure of the City" <http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/psychiatric-infrastructure-of- city.html> "A few years ago, the Boston Globe looked at what could be called the psychiatric impact of that city's Big Dig. The Big Dig was a massively expensive urban engineering project that put Boston's Central Artery underground, freeing up space on the earth's surface for parks and businesses." 5. "Second egg found inside giant chicken egg" <http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/11/02/2407763.htm> "A second, normal-sized egg popped out of a giant egg laid by a chicken raised at a high school in Japan, a school official said after breaking open the shell." 6. "Police's fridge-magnet calling card" <http://arbroath.blogspot.com/2008/08/polices-fridge-magnet-calling- card.html> "An investigation has been launched into claims that cheeky police are said to have left a fridge-magnet calling card after smashing into the wrong house." 7. About those "Yellow Dots" generated by colour laser printers: "Yellow Dots of Mystery: Is Your Printer Spying on You?" <http://www.instructables.com/id/Yellow_Dots_of_Mystery_Is_Your_ Printer_Spying_on_/> A video exposing and explaining the dots. An earlier article: "Printers output secret barcode" <http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002569690_ code19.html> "Last year, an article in PC World magazine pointed out that printouts from many color laser printers contained yellow dots scattered across the page, viewable only with a special kind of flashlight. The article quoted a senior researcher at Xerox saying that the dots contain information useful to law-enforcement authorities, a secret digital 'license tag' for tracking down criminals." A possible upside?: "Yellow peril" <http://www.spiekermann.com/mten/2007/11/yellow_peril.html> "Good to know that we can always prove our authorship from colour laser prints, even without printing proper credits."
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Posted by Bruno at 5:58pm